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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1975 (USA)
Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin.

Director:

Bill Rebane

Writers:

Richard L. Huff (screenplay), Robert Easton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Brodie ... Dr. Vance
Barbara Hale ... Dr. Jenny Langer
Robert Easton ... Kester
Leslie Parrish ... Ev
Alan Hale Jr. ... Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
Bill Williams ... Dutch
Kevin Brodie Kevin Brodie ... Perkins
Diane Lee Hart ... Terry (as Dianne Lee Hart)
Tain Bodkin Tain Bodkin ... Preacher
Paul Bentzen Paul Bentzen ... Billy
J. Stewart Taylor J. Stewart Taylor ... Deputy
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Helga (as Christiana Schmidtmer)
William W. Gillett Jr. William W. Gillett Jr. ... Rider
David B. Hoff David B. Hoff ... Helicopter Pilot (voice)
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Storyline

A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from the NASA try to save the world. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Giant Spiders See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

DVD by Synergy Entertainment has Super-8mm version, as a special feature. See more »

Goofs

While talking to Billy on the phone late in the movie, the sheriff mispronounces Terry's name as "Jerry." See more »

Quotes

Dan Kester: You're so dumb you wouldn't know rabbit turds from Rice Krispies.
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was heavily cut for an 'A' (PG) certificate to remove some sexual dialogue and a topless shot, and to edit scenes of gore including victims being eaten, shots of blood, and close-ups of dead bodies. The 2005 Stax DVD release was uncut and upgraded to a 15. See more »

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It's impossible to keep a straight face, but it's entertaining cheese.
16 January 2006 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

Meteor lands on Wisconsin farm, opening up a black hole that unleashes giant spiders into a hick community!!

Oh boy. Legendary horror cheese filmed in Wisconsin by B movie director Bill Rebane is the perfect example of a film that's so bad it's good! The Giant Spider Invasion is best remembered as the movie in which a VW Beetle was used for the monster spiders! The special FX consists of live tarantulas, unconvincing puppets, and of course those VW's complete with long furry legs. Between those amusing FX, a ridiculous premise, and some funny dialog this cheap horror film never has a dull moment.

Yet as poor as the quality of the film is the cast (which has a number of veteran actors) isn't that bad. In a way it's their serious, well semi-serious, performances that make the occurrences even more humorous.

The Giant Spider Invasion is one of the most unintentionally hilarious horror films ever made and whether you like it or not, you can't deny that it's entertaining! A definite must-see for fans of campy B horror.

** 1/2 out of ****


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